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User currently offlineMCIrunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Hi, curious to know if I'll get a Hungarian stamp on my American passport as a result of flying Germanwings STR-BUD. Also, a stamp for a layover at AMS? (flying BUD-United States via AMS)
Thanks,

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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

As far as I know, a non-EU citizen will always need to get his/her passport stamped when traveling inside the EU.

If you want your passport stamped and they don't automatically do it, you can always request a stamp, thats what I do, when I'm traveling within the EU.



Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineMisbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

You should get a Hungarian stamp, because Hungary isn't part of Schengenland yet.

If they don't bother, you can always ask.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Quoting MCIrunway (Thread starter):
Also, a stamp for a layover at AMS? (flying BUD-United States via AMS)

Nope. Since you are travelling from a non-Schengen country to another non-Schengen country, you won't have to pass through passport control in AMS at all (unless you want to).


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

THe right answer is that you can get a stamp from whatever country you visit if you want simply by asking the customs/immigration officer at passport control at the airport/railway station where you are.

Ask nicely and they'll stamp the thing, even if you don't really need it.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1485 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 4):
Ask nicely and they'll stamp the thing, even if you don't really need it.

Unless you're going in to Tijuana and the Customs folks are in the middle of Siesta! Been there, done that, no stamp . .  crying 


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1482 times:

What's the deal with the stamps anyways? Sometimes they stamp, sometimes they don't. My last passport was absolutely full and my current passport is nearly empty. Are they required?


A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1481 times:

Obviously not required everywhere . . . my last passport was full as well . . . but mostly because I asked to have it stamped. There are places I went where I know the stamps are required - Curacao and the Azores come immediately to mind. That said, I've also been to Lisbon and didn't get a stamp there (Azores is part of Portugal), didn't get stamped in Barcelona either, but I did in Madrid? So perhaps it's up to the Immigration personnel in some places. Who knows. I ask for them when ever - just a collectible thing.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1478 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
I ask for them when ever - just a collectible thing

I never thought of it that way, cool! A new hobby!  Big grin



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1472 times:

As a non-EU citizen, it is likely you will get one when you fly into BUD. Not at AMS though.

Enjoy Hungary though - its a great country and budapest is a wonderful city Smile



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 1459 times:

I flew LTN-BUD last summer on EasyJet, and I think everyone got stamped.
BUD is my new favorite city in Europe. Have fun!


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 6):
What's the deal with the stamps anyways? Are they required?

Passport stamps are the ONLY universally accepted way to prove "physical presence" in a specific country.

In countries where tax residency and tax liability is decided based upon the number of days a person spends in a specific country, passport stamps that clearly show dates of arrival and/or departure are of critical importance.


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

As far as I know, a non-EU citizen will always need to get his/her passport stamped when traveling inside the EU.

Not necessarily, I've flown into CDG and LGW from Los Estados Unidos and have not had my passport stamped. They've just glanced at it and waved me through. Not a big deal, just a stamp.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Yeah - what is with the ''waves'' when you get to passprt control. Esp here in DUB, anytime I've returned its just been ''Next...fine, Next...Fine, Next...Fine'' they don't even bother looking.


Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 11):
Passport stamps are the ONLY universally accepted way to prove "physical presence" in a specific country.

maybe 15 years ago......they have readers now and usually capture your comings and goings in the US and EC in a database.

My passport has completey full for 2 years and I am not getting any extra pages.


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